Jan Carney and Neil Korsen lead the Rural Health Research & Community Engagement Core.
Jan Carney, MD, MPH, FACP
Core Leader, UVM
Neil Korsen, MD, MS
Core Co-Leader, MMC
Goal of the Rural Health Core
The Rural Health Research & Community Engagement Core seeks to engage
northern New England rural clinical practices in translational research, with
the ultimate goal of improving health outcomes in individual patients,
populations of patients, and/or entire communities. The core develops and
supports a partnership between academic institutions and rural health care practices
in Northern New England, and is
informed by population-level data from community and public health
Rural Core Aims
The Rural Health Research & Community Engagement Core is engaged in activities that support the following aims:
Aim 1: Create bi-directional partnerships between academic centers and community clinical
practices to stimulate research ideas, facilitate clinical and translational research,
and test strategies to improve health
Aim 2: Develop infrastructure to support research in rural clinical practices
Aim 3: Enhance research capacity through improved data access and data
standardization, and provide training
and access to state-of-the art observational and clinical research methodologies in collaboration with the
Clinical Research Design, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Core.
Rural Health Research & Community Engagement Core Staff
Staff within the core are dedicated to working closely with community physicians and health care practice representatives to strengthen community partnerships and improve the capacity to design and execute community-informed research.
|Charles D. MacLean, MDCM, FACP||Physician||UVM||email|
|Lisbeth Wierda, MPH||Project Manager||MMC||email|
|Kerri L. Barton, MPH||Rural Research Navigator||MMC||email|
|Nancy Kaplan||Rural Research Navigator||UVM||email|
| || Heidi Considine||Project Manager||UVM||email|
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